Unable to install SQL Server on Windows 11

Jessica Gates 0 Reputation points

Hello, I am running into errors trying to download SQL Server and I have Windows 11 ...

Unable to install SQL Server (setup.exe).

Exit code (Decimal): -2068052294Error description: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.

Detail.txt and Summary attached

I have tried uninstalling using add/remove apps multiple times, restarted, and have run install as an administrator.

Any help would be appreciated!



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  1. MikeyQiao-MSFT 330 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi Jessica Gates

    Found this in Detail.txt

    Sco: File 'C:\SQL2022\Developer_ENU\x64\setup\x64\sql_engine_core_shared.msi' does not exist

    To fix this issue ,you can try to restore the missing Windows Installer cache files

    You can get more information refer to this similar thread: Please help erorr unable to install sql sever 2022 Express Edision.

    If the above method does not work, then uninstall all programs and components related to SQL Server, then download and reinstall the installation files.

    Best regards,

    Mikey Qiao

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